Thrifty, Frugal and Green
by, 05-30-2011 at 07:01 PM (1361 Views)
I tried an experiment over a year ago. Can buy everything I need with coupons, garage sales, and thrift shops. Except for underwear, I think I succeeded. I found some exceptional bargins and some flops that did not hold up.
At times I feel like I have won and other times I feel like I have lost. I have always been a thrift shop/garage sale/dumpster diving/coupon baby. I just took it to another level. Now a year later I find my bank account no bigger, my saving account not heavier. I have a budget, I scour the paper for garage sales, I reinvent my clothes I already have, I buy all my crafts supplies from thrift shops and garage sales and whom ever was throwing things away.
I have met some mean people who would throw it away than to to let you have it. There is no shame in my game. I called different business to see if they are throwing out old magazines, paper scraps, decorating books and magazines. I find beads in bins you have to dig threw, use old belts, buttons, even beads from old purses. I have revamped my wardore and accessories to get a fresh look. I scour the internet for freebies, giveaways, coupons. I am a active member of freecycle.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture. I believe we need to do all we can to save this planet. I just don't see the bottom line or the bottom line I would like to see. Money comes into my hands and goes right out. My bottom line has sunk even futher in the ground.
I wish I could say I have a stock pile, bills are decreased and more money in my savings. I wish for a lot of things. Funny, for all I do, I feel like I hav'nt moved a spot. So it is back to the drawing board. Maybe on day my frugual ways will pay off. I am still blessed.